I didn’t start out being a flower photographer. It just kind of happened. Sort of like being the one whose job it is to do the laundry because you do it every week, but now you have that title so you have to do it every week. Well, I digressed so back to flowers.
Flowers seem like an easy subject because at certain times of the year, they are abundant. They don’t move so you have a captive subject. They usually are grouped together so if one looks pitiful, you can find another one to photograph. Sounds simple, correct? Wrong, wrong, wrong!
Because everyone likes to shoot them, and they make great subjects for beginning photographers, it is actually difficult to have your, or in this case, my flower photos stand out from the crowd. My successful flower shots have included dramatic lighting, a complimentary background, a creative angle, or a unique composition. Let’s face it. Flowers can get boring. They are well painted, well photographed, and well seen.
This past summer, I got lucky. Others noticed my flowers, and I was awarded ribbons at fairs and “Photos of the Day” at Capture Maryland. Those few photos I entered were chosen from literally hundreds I had taken.
As autumn approaches, I made one last trip to photograph sunflowers. This blog contains four such photos that I absolutely love. That’s another thing we photographers do. We get attached to our work, and cannot tell what others may view as good or great art. So once again, let me know what you think of them by email or comment.
Also check out my home page on the tab above. My featured photos are both award winning-“Sunlit” and “Quite a Pair”. I have also added more photos to view under the “Recent Photos” tab. And finally Sheri and Erin both won free photos this week!
As always, enjoy and thanks for supporting my work!